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Ripple Price Analysis May 9: XRP Lost 50% In 4-Month Against Bitcoin. Where Is The Floor?

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Bitcoin is breaking 2019 high surpassing $6000, and the altcoins are suffering: Ripple continues to struggle as XRP tumbles into support around the $0.30 level. The cryptocurrency has seen a 15% price drop over the past 30 trading days alone. Against Bitcoin, the situation for XRP is a lot worse.

XRP/BTC has been falling consistently throughout the year, dropping nearly 50% from the yearly open price. Yesterday the coin dropped below the support at the 5000 SAT level.

Ripple is still ranked on the third place as the top projects by market cap value as it currently holds a $12.57 billion market cap value.

Looking at the XRP/USD 1-Day Chart:

  • Since our last XRP analysis, we can see that XRP/USD has fallen further lower into the support at the $0.30 level. If the coin continues lower from here, the price will fall beneath a short-term wedge we have been following on our recent analysis.
  • From above: The nearest level of resistance now lies at $0.31 and $0.32. Further resistance lies at $0.336 which contains the short term bearish .5 Fibonacci Retracement level (marked in orange). Above $0.3366, further resistance lies at $0.3507, $0.3615 and $0.3708.
  • From below: The nearest level of support beneath $0.30 lies at $0.29. This area is had provided strong support for the XRP market between December 2018 and February 2019. Therefore expected to provide strong support moving forward. Beneath $0.29, further support is located at $0.2811 and $0.2650.
  • The Stochastic RSI had recently initiated a crossover signal in the overbought territory which led to the price falling following the signal. The RSI has now entered into a bearish territory below 50 as the sellers take control of the market momentum.

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Looking at the XRP/BTC 1-Day Chart:

  • Against Bitcoin, we can see Ripple has also dropped below the support at 5000 SAT and continued lower to where it is currently trading around 4907 SAT. The coin has been dropping all year long against Bitcoin and over the past month, had lost 30% alone.
  • From above: The nearest level of resistance above now lies at 5000 SAT. Further resistance (support turned resistance) lies at 5100 SAT, 5300 SAT and 5500 SAT. Higher resistance is located at 7000 SAT (which contains the 100-days moving average line) and 7200 SAT.
  • From below: The nearest level of support now lies at 4800 SAT. If the bears continue lower, then further support lies at 4650 SAT and 4380 SAT.
  • The RSI continues to remain within the favor of the bears’ momentum, as it has done throughout the entire year. For recovery, we will need to see the RSI break above the 50 level.

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Ripple (XRP) Price Analysis: Technical Indicators Suggest Bullish Continuation

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Ripple price started a strong rally from the $0.3920 swing low and climbed above $0.4150 and $0.4300. XRP remains in a steady uptrend and it could continue to grind higher towards $0.4550 and $0.4720.

  • The price is trading nicely above the $0.4260 and $0.4150 support levels.
  • XRP is placed well above a crucial bullish trend line with support near $0.4260 on the 30-minute chart.
  • Ripple price recently cleared a connecting bearish trend line at $0.4310 on the same chart.

Ripple Price Analysis (XRP to USD)

Recently, there were sharp gains in bitcoin price, Ethereum priceand ripple price. XRP/USD started a steady rise from the $0.3920 support area, and climbed above $0.4150, $0.4260, $0.4320 and $0.4400.

Ripple Price Analysis (XRP to USD) Chart

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Looking at the 30-minute chart of XRP/USD, the pair settled above the $0.4200 support and the 25 simple moving average (30-minute chart). A new multi-day high was formed at $0.4440 before the price started a downside correction.

It corrected below the $0.4320 support and even spiked below the $0.4200 level. A swing low was formed at $0.4198, and the price recovered above $0.4260 plus the 25 simple moving average (30-minute chart).

The price traded above the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent downside correction from the $0.4440 high to $0.4198 low.

Moreover, the price cleared a connecting bearish trend line at $0.4310 on the same chart. On the upside, an immediate resistance is near the $0.4350 level and the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the recent downside correction from the $0.4440 high to $0.4198 low.

If there is an upside break above the $0.4350 resistance, the price could continue to rise towards $0.4400 or even $0.4440. If the bulls manage to gain strength above $0.4400, there are chances of further upsides towards $0.4550 or even $0.4720.

On the downside, there are many supports near $0.4260. There is also a crucial bullish trend line forming with support near $0.4260. Therefore, ripple price remains well supported and XRP/USD is likely to climb above $0.4350, $0.4400 and $0.4440 in the near term.

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NEWS GateHub: Stolen XRP funds transferred to prominent exchanges

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The GateHub hack that took place earlier this month resulted in the exchange losing nearly 23 million XRP worth approximately $9 million. However, Whale Alert, a tracker of large crypto transactions, alerted the community of these stolen funds being moved to various different exchanges.

One of these exchanges was identified to be Bitfinex, which received 400,025 XRP on June 16 at 10:57:22 UTC. The sender’s address was r4hyDYXv7iV3oCahxQzqYYfgxwyBx3AyMN and was identified to be from the GateHub hack 2019. The receiver’s address was identified to be Bitfinex’s- r9o9MerrS7d2GAEs6JPj4v4JcvZAJNtLUY. The hash rate of the transaction was 21124F7818A2903E9750456D603CC9AACC9DBE6CE2EF0AA191C734339B4CA682 and the transaction details were as follows:

Source: Whale Alert
Source: Whale Alert

Another transaction was noted to take place to the Bitfinex wallet address where 100,000 XRP was transferred from another identified GateHub hack address. The identified Bitfinex’s wallet address was rDcz7P9YMpffLKhRBovTzhUr3wKtk3y9q7. This wallet address was quick to transfer the funds immediately to another exchange, OKEx. OKEx previously received 3,000 XRP from the stolen funds to an identified OKEx address- rUzWJkXyEtT8ekSSxkBYPqCvHpngcy6Fks. The hash rate of the transaction was noted to be BE97F68A20E996A2E1A37228DCBD45A1F26E8E2B3A842E9FCFFF7721157C1C37 and following were the transaction details:

Source: Whale Alert
Source: Whale Alert

The stolen funds were moved to another prominent exchange, Binance, and CZ was swift to inform Whale Alert that he would look into it. However, the crypto users did not find any relief about these funds going to other exchanges as the exchanges did not respond to the large transactions.

By: https://ambcrypto.com

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Ripple (XRP/USD) weekly forecast on June 17 — 23, 2019

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Cryptocurrency Ripple (XRP/USD) is trading at 0.4165. Cryptocurrency quotes are trading above the moving average with a period of 55. This indicates a bullish trend on Ripple. At the moment, cryptocurrency quotes are moving near the middle border of the Bollinger Bands indicator.

Ripple (XRP/USD) weekly forecast on June 17 — 23, 2019

As part of the Ripple course forecast, a test level of 0.3860 is expected. Where should we expect an attempt to continue the growth of XRP/USD and the further development of the upward trend. The purpose of this movement is the area near the level of 0.5120. The conservative Ripple buying area is located near the lower border of the Bollinger Bands indicator bars at a level of 0.3750.

Ripple (XRP/USD) weekly forecast on June 17 — 23, 2019

Cancellation of the option to continue the growth of the Ripple rate will be the breakdown of the lower border of the Bollinger Bands indicator. As well as a moving average with a period of 55 and closing quotes pair below 0.3680 area. This will indicate a change in the current trend in favor of the bearish for XRP/USD. In case of a breakdown of the upper border of the Bollinger Bands indicator bars, one should expect an acceleration of the fall of the cryptocurrency.

Ripple (XRP/USD) weekly forecast on June 17 — 23, 2019 implies a test level of 0.3860. Further, growth is expected to continue to the area above the level of 0.5120. The conservative area for buying Ripple is located area of 0.3750. The cancellation of the option of cryptocurrency growth will be a breakdown of the level of 0.3680. In this case, we should expect the continuation of the fall.

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